Yeah, I know that probably less than 1% of the TV viewing audience cares 2 hoots about the millionaire (pardon me, billionaire sport). For several years Versus carried the races. Does anyone know who is doing the current America's cup coverage?
The website below is supposed to show live coverage of the race. The only problem for me is that I'm on the West Coast and a 10AM CET start means I'll have to tune in at 1AM just for the start and later if the start is delayed by a few hours. I was hoping to find some "delay" screening that showed the whole race rather than just some highlights.
I went to ESPN360 and the site says the service is only available to certain internet providers. DTV is not one of the ones listed. Does ESPN have any way of checking if I selected Comcast.com which is listed?
"With less than two weeks until the first races of the 33rd America’s Cup, a massive TV broadcast reach has already been secured which should ensure that the dramatic, never seen before multihull races between the Defender Alinghi and the Challenger BMW Oracle Racing have the capacity to reach a huge global audience.
Through the agreements with the European Broadcasting Union, which reaches 56 territories and has an audience of over 650 million and,globally, with Sports News TV spanning 160 territories, broadcasting to over 1.4 billion people and also with Transworld Sport with a global audience of over 302 million, the America’s Cup News packages are assured of a massive international audience of over 2 billion viewers
Among the broadcasters are Great Britain’s BSkyB, TVE/Teledeporte and Canal 9 in Spain, French based Eurosport and Showtime in the Middle East. Broadcasters will take all of the America’s Cup output, including the 26 minutes race day Highlights package, Race News package as well as the 52 minutes summary wrap up programme at the end of the event."
Translation: EVERYBODY BUT US
But...not like it would matter, we don't get Versus anyways. Its really a shame, since the event has spent so much time in America...plus they're racing new boats this time, which I would have loved to have seen in HD. I'm honestly surprised that with Ted Turner's background in the America's Cup, he hasn't made a pitch for one of his networks to carry some coverage.
I think it's already been mentioned by someone else beside me, but the link above has great COMPUTER coverage of the race. While I'm only on my first viewing, the link appears to run similar to hula.com and other sites where when you open the link, the coverage starts at the first of the race so you don't miss anything. I'M LOVING IT!